The homes in Sky Meadows are upper scale, sitting on beautifully manicured lawns with I-95 as a next-door neighbor to the west. The intersection of I-95 and Dunlawton Avenue is only five minutes to the north for those who work out of town. Having the highway this close means having to get used to the constant drone of traffic, but it fades quickly, leaving you with a nice neighborhood to live in.
Being this close to Dunlawton Avenue also means being close to the shopping centers, grocery stores, and pet supply stores where you and your family can find everything you need. Along with the many places to shop, there are numerous excellent local and chain restaurants to satisfy most tastes.
You are also within driving distance of several parks, nature preserves, and the many miles of beach running along the shores of the Atlantic. All make great places to take your entire family for some fun in the sun.
Sky Meadows is a cul-de-sac community on Aurora Drive. The only traffic you will see here are from residents and the mail carrier. With so few homes here, even rush hour only lasts a few minutes. It is, however, a family community which means kids, families, and other pups. While you might not need to worry too much about vehicular traffic, you will always need to be on the lookout for joggers, cyclists of all ages, and the occasional wayward pup that gets loose.
The best way to conquer most of these problems is to make sure your pup is always on a short leash that gives you complete control in case they are startled. There is a sidewalk that completely encircles the entire neighborhood for the two of you to make use of, but it doesn't have much in the way of shade. During the summer months, you should take your walks early in the morning to avoid the heat.
Finding green spaces for you and your pup to enjoy playing in is the one challenge that comes with living here. There are a few small areas of woods, but if you want a large enough space for the two of you to play and go for long walks, it will have to start with a drive.
If you cruise north on I-95 to US-92 and go west, your twenty-minute drive will take you to the Tiger Bay State Forest. The forest is part of the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area that covers more than 30,000 acres of native flora and fauna. Approximately half of the WMA was destroyed during the 1998 wildfire, "Firestorm." In the time since, with the help of the park service and countless organizations and volunteers, the WMA has fully recovered and is an incredibly beautiful place to take your dog out for long hikes in the fresh air.